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Bingham Arts Academy Rain Garden

Bingham teachers and students engage in establishing a schoolyard rain garden, promoting water resource awareness and stewardship education
Sustainable Schools

Bingham youth are exploring natural resources and environmental stewardship through the theme of community gardens and building a schoolyard natural area that serves as an outdoor classroom theme. Bingham students are working with school educators and community partners in creating a schoolyard rain garden with the goal of helping reduce water pollution in the local Thunder Bay River watershed.  They have researched soil quality and which types of plants will thrive outside of their classroom. The students will be featuring plants native to Michigan inviting natural pollinators to visit the garden. Moreover, Bingham teachers and students hope this schoolyard rain garden will serve as a community model for establishing rain gardens, promoting responsible stewardship actions.

1st and 2nd Grade Classes
Project Participants
Leadership Team (Bingham Arts Academy)
Jessica Lang
Anne Negro
Community Partners
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Created on Friday, October 28, 2011
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